The Honors Challenge


The Honors Program proudly sets the high-bar for academic accomplishment. The requirements to earn the designation, "Graduate of the Honors Program" are thus individually significant, but relatively few. In order to graduate from the Honors Program at TAMU-CC and receive an Honors designation on the diploma, students have broad discretion over the kinds of curricular, research, and service learning experiences they can explore in order to meet our program requirements.

 The minimum requirements to remain in good standing and complete the Honors Program are as follows:


Required courses (6 student credit hours)

HONR 1101-First Year Seminar I

HONR 1102-First Year Seminar II

HONR 2101-Sophomore Seminar

HONR 3101-Junior Seminar

HONR 4101-Senior Seminar I

HONR 4102-Senior Seminar II


Elective Honors Courses (12 student credit hours)

Students are encouraged to take elective Honors courses that relate to their field(s) of study. This is your opportunity to tailor the curriculum to your needs.  This requirement can be met at the core or upper-division level, or through experiential courses, such as HONR 4396 Honors Directed Independent Study, HONR 4397 Honors Internship, HONR 4398 Honors Applied Experience, meaning students are often able to meet curricular requirements here without adding twelve hours to their degree plan. Students are expected to take the Honors Seminar courses in sequence as they progress through their academic studies.


Further Program Requirements

-Successfully complete and publicly defend an original research project: the Project of Excellence (POE)

-Attend at least one professional conference or participate in a study abroad activity

-Engage in sufficient service activities as determined by the Director and Program Coordinator, in consultation with the Honors Student Association.

-Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in all coursework and 3.0 in all Honors courses

-Meet with the Honors Program Coordinator each semester for advising

-Maintain enrollment and active participation in the Program for at least four continuous long semesters

-Students not remaining in good standing over two continuous semesters either through grades, enrollment, or participation can be asked to leave the Program at the discretion of the Director and Program Coordinator.





The decision to apply to the Honors Program should not be taken lightly. Please review the pages below so as to make a fully-informed decision. Should you have any questions or seek clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Application Deadlines:                                                                                                          


November 15th for current TAMU-CC and transfer students that would like to join in Spring 2019.

June 30th for current high school seniors, TAMU-CC students, or transfer students that would like to join in Fall 2019. 


For current high school seniors we would love to invite you to apply to our Program if you meet the minimum conditions below:


3.25 GPA equivalent or top 15% of high school class, plus one of the following:

26 or greater ACT Composite or

1,200 or greater SAT Score (math + critical thinking)


For current TAMU-CC and transfer students we require an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and no less than 24 transferrable hours. Students applying for fall 2019 do not need to have 24 hours completed by their application date; they only need complete those hours by the start of the fall term.

Once you are accepted to TAMU-CC please click below to complete our follow-up application. We will typically render a decision to you via email within a few weeks.


Application Form